Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman may have to pony up a pretty penny for their alleged misdeeds.
Or make that quite a few pretty pennies, according to a new lawsuit.
As you have no doubt read about by now, Loughlin and Huffman are the two best known names in a college admissions bribery scandal that has produced an endless array of articles, takes, memes and schadenfreude
The actress are both accused of using illegal means to get their children enrolled in college.
In Huffman’s case, this supposedly translates to paying $15,000 to have her teenager’s SAT score doctored.
In Loughlin’s case, this supposedly translates to paying $500,000 to have her two daughters pose for photos on rowing machines… so that they could submit applications to the University of Southern California as prospective crew members — despite not playing that sport in high school.
The school then lowered its admissions standards for the girls because they were allegedly athletic recruits and… PRESTO! They were accepted as students.
One of Loughlin’s daughters, a giant spoiled brat named Olivia Jade, partly used this scheme as a way to become a huge social media star.
Loughlin and Huffman were just a pair of the dozens of very rich people who used their wealth and lack of a moral compass to finagle their kids’ way into universities around the country.
The FBI estimates that over $25 million total was spent by these families to game the educational system.
As a result, of course, Olivia Jade and all these other teens (many of whom were unaware of their parents’ despicable actions) took the place of hard-working high school students who did not cheat, lie and bribe… and therefore were NOT accepted to these same schools.
And now at least one of these rejected kids, whose spot was taken by the offspring of someone arrested in this federal sting, is fight back.
On Wednesday, a former Oakland teacher named Jennifer Kay Toy filed a multi-billion dollar lawsuit against Huffman, Loughlin and the other individuals indicted in the scandal this week.
Toy and her son, Joshua Toy, are listed as plaintiffs in the suit.
A section of their lawsuit reads as follows:
Joshua applied to some of the colleges where the cheating took place and did not get in.
Joshua and I believed that he’d had a fair chance just like all the other applicants but did not make the cut for some undisclosed reason.
I’m now outraged and hurt because I feel that my son, my only child, was denied access to a college not because he failed to work and study hard enough but because wealthy individuals felt that it was ok to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children’s way into a good college.
And here’s the kicker:
Toy is seeking “no less than $500,000,000,000 in damages.”
Huffman and Loughlin were both arrested this week and both have been released on bail.
According to the FBI affidavit, Loughlin and her husband “agreed to a pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team—despite the fact that they did not participate in crew—thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Huffman and her “spouse,” William H. Macy, made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to participate in the scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.
She “later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so,” the document reads.
It seems pretty evident that Toy knows all the people ensconced in this scandal are rich and she’s angling for a major settlement.
To which we basically say: Go for it!
Milk these entitled people for all they are worth.